Germany’s invasion of Czechoslovakia gave them access to the manufacturing all too necessary for their ambitions. One poorly selling commercial pistol marketed towards police forces was given new life when it was adopted in large numbers by the conquerors. We’ve disassembled one for you collectors that prefer a little recon before you start dismantling.
- Extractor Spring
- Extractor Pin
- Firing Pin Spring
- Firing Pin
- Firing Pin Retainer
- Recoil Spring
- Recoil Spring Guide Rod
- Barrel Retainer
- Sideplate (with Sideplate Screw)
- Safety Release
- Take Down Latch
- Magazine Disconnector
- Disconnector Pin
- Barrel Bushing
- Disconnector Spring
- Hinge Pin
- Trigger Bar
- Safety Catch
- Safety & Trigger Bar Spring
- Hammer Spring
- Magazine Catch
- Spring Retaining Screw
- Grip Screw
Field Stripping the vz.27 Pistol
1. Remove the Magazine and make certain the chamber of your vz.27 pistol is clear. Safety First!
2. Return the Magazine and pull the Slide back until it locks in place.
5. Grip the Slide firmly and remove the Magazine. Caution! Removing the Magazine will release the Slide, which is under spring pressure. Ease the Slide forward off the Frame.
8. Pull the Barrel forward until the lugs on the underside align with a channel cut into the Slide. Rotate the Barrel 180 degrees into the channel, then pull it out of the front of the Slide.
Your vz.27 pistol is now field stripped.
Fully Disassembling Your vz.27 Pistol
2. Earlier models will have a Sideplate Screw. If it is present, loosen it considerably. It is not necessary or recommended to remove it completely.
3. Using a small hammer or punch drift the Sideplate up and out of the frame. Alternate between the left and right sides if it is snug.
4. Replace the Magazine. Retain the Hammer with your thumb and pull the Trigger. Ease the Hammer down completely. You may remove the Magazine again.
14. You may use a punch to drift the Hammer Spring up and out of the Frame.
16. The Take Down Latch can be further disassembled by inserting a small screwdriver or pin in the slot at the base of the button and depressing the spring inside. You can then slide the button out of the actual latch. This, again, is not recommended unless necessary as it can be quite a struggle and damage the spring inside.
17. Getting back to the Slide; Use a punch to depress the Firing Pin. Lift the Firing Pin Retainer from the Slide. Caution! The Firing Pin is under spring pressure and should be retained carefully when removing the Firing Pin Retainer. The Firing Pin and Firing Pin Spring should fall out easily now.
19. The rear sight may be drifted out sideways from the Frame. This is another adjustment that should only be done if necessary.
Your vz.27 is now fully disassembled.
Assembly for this pistol is just the reverse. It’s honestly less complicated than even we imagined so there are no tips. Just use the pictures from the individual steps to spot the alignment of parts.